Creating A Blog Button
I have learned so many things from fellow bloggers over the past year. All those wonderful tutorials can be so helpful to those of us that are newbies to blogging. Today I want to share with all of you an easy tutorial on how to make your own Blog Button with a grab box so you can share it with others. This particular blogger provides a very easy step by step tutorial, and it has helped me to create all the buttons I have shared with all of you!
I found her blog while doing a Google search for quilts. You see, I have one regret in life…my grandmother made beautiful quilts over the span of her lifetime. Unfortunately I never got the chance to have her teach me how to quilt. I have a quilt that she made which was given to me after she passed away, but I still wish she could have taught me this beautiful creativity she possessed. So it’s one of those “someday” goals I have on my list of things I want to learn….but back to the topic!
I came across Ellison Lane Quilts, who I must say makes some absolutely beautiful creations of her own. If you have a love for sewing you must take some time to check out some of her quilting! She can also be found on Pinterest and Facebook! In her tutorials page she just so happens to have two tutorials: how to create a blog button the easy way and how to create a blog button with a html code which I was also in need of at the time. I have tried many different tutorials I found on the web and hers was by far the easiest and most simply explained I had found.
The first tutorial, which you can find here, is how to create a blog button design using PicMonkey. It's free to use it, no registration is required. Now I myself use Photoshop to create mine, partly because I tend to use my own artwork or photos when creating my buttons, but it’s up to you depending on what you’re looking to create. The second tutorial, which can be found here, explains how to create your blog button with a html code grab box. This allows others to be able to copy the code for your button and paste it on their own blog for their readers to click on it as a link back to your blog. This is done using Photobucket which I absolutely love! This is also free to use, but you need to create an account so you can store all you're photo's. When you upload a picture to Photobucket (like the one you will create in PicMonkey) it gives you all the codes you need….so for those of us still learning, this makes it super easy to do! They also have settings you can adjust as to whether you want to share who can see your photo's. NOTE: setting your photo's as private will not affect the button on you're blog. It just means that no one browsing through Photobucket will be able to view your album.
So what are you waiting for? Go to town and get creative! Your button can be as simple or wild as you want it to be: make it something that represents your unique blog. All I ask in return are a few small favors:
1) Drop me a line so I can check out your creation and share your button with others
2) Drop a thank you comment to Ellison Lane Quilts for the awesome tutorial she provided
3) If you share this with friends, please provide a link back to this post. Out of respect I always try to remember to give credit to those who've helped me.